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Grape Varieties100% Chardonnay
- 87 Points
Production areaMenfi, Southwest coast of Sicily
BackgroundMandrarossa wines were born out of a mission for excellence when a team of industry experts joined forces to create high quality wines of both indigenous and international varietals from Sicily to introduce to the world. This team of experts identified top estates that yield the best quality and worked closely with select growers to deliver the truest and highest valued expression of the selected varietals offered by Mandrarossa wines. Ideal microclimatic conditions of intense sunlight, coastal sea breezes and rich chalky soils combine to produce these rich, aromatic wines. Mandrarossa Chardonnay derives from Laguna Secca, meaning Dry Lagoon, paying homage to the fertile and flat terrain the vineyards grow on, that was once covered with water, but is now dry and rich in humus and nutrients. This gives the wine its very distinctive and pleasant crisp, mineral character.
VinificationGrown on south east facing vineyards in clay soils. After cyromaceration of grapes at 41-46 degrees Fahrenheit, the must ferments in steel tanks at 60-66 degrees Fahrenheit. Ageing takes places for 3 months in steel tanks at 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
ColorStraw yellow color with greenish-gold highlights
NoseScents of orange peel, oleander flower and ripe prickly pears
PalatePowerful with a pleasant minerality and a long finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13.5 %pH: 3.29RS: 2.30 g/lTA: 5.80 g/l
Serving SuggestionsPerfect with fish dishes, grilled prawns and hard cheeses